August Means Showcase!

A compilation of resources to help you create and submit the best photo contest entries

By Frank Gallagher, NANPA Blog Coordinator

If you’re a seasoned NANPA member, you know that August brings warm weather and the beginning of Showcase, NANPA’s annual photography competition. And if you’re new to NANPA or haven’t entered Showcase before, now’s your chance to enter your best shots and compete for $6,000 in prizes, a variety of promotional opportunities to build your brand, and recognition from not just your peers, but also from some of the top names in the business. So, head for your photo catalog and start selecting your best images. One could be a winner, but you’ll never know unless you enter!

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Some Ups and Downs with Drones

Aerial photo from a drone of forested lowlands leading up to snowcapped mountains. The unique, aerial perspective of a drone. © Ryan Trenkamp
The unique, aerial perspective of a drone. © Ryan Trenkamp

An interview with Ryan Trenkamp

Drones can provide some unique and wonderful images for nature photographers, and they can be a lot of fun to fly! With drone cameras getting ever better, and drones becoming increasingly popular, more photographers are finding value in these small flying objects. There’s even a special category for drones and other non-traditional captures in NANPA’s Showcase photography competition. Ryan Trenkamp has been using drones in his work for the past couple of years and shared his thoughts on these nifty little tools, how and why he uses them, and what their strengths and weaknesses are.

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